08.01.2020: WiDH presents Karina Candrian (Medtech Entrepreneur)

We are very excited to announce that our next guest speaker will be Karina Candrian, Medtech Entrepreneur.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Healthcare innovators often struggle to bring their products to market. One of the reasons is the increasing regulatory requirements, especially due to the introduction of MDR/IVDR.

There are fears that numerous innovations will not make it onto the market, or at least only with big delay. This, due to prohibitively high costs for maintaining product approvals or new approvals under the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) / In Vitro Medical Device Regulation (IVDR). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are especially vulnerable.

Karina Candrian will talk about the challenges SMEs are facing with the introduction of the new MDR / IVDR and will present examples of innovators and medical technology companies that have overcome the obstacles of increasing regulatory requirements.

Complementary, Dr. sc. Susanne Suter (Project Manager and Software Engineer, Supercomputing Systems) will illustrate a practical show-case of a machine-learning-based medical software application, which is at the beginning of the medical certification process.

ABOUT KARINA CANDRIAN

Karina Candrian holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Zurich and has more than 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Through her work as a consultant and in operative responsibilities in various management positions of MedTech companies she has profound experience not only in this industry, but also throughout the entire value chain, from strategic alignment, product idea up to sales and distribution.

She is founder of 3 companies, all dedicated to innovation in Healthcare. As co-founder and CEO of Effectum Medical, she is dedicated in accelerating innovation in MedTech by offering services in quality management and regulatory affairs and acting as legal manufactures for customers.

AGENDA

18:00 Door opening and registration

18:30 Intro by „Women in Digital Health“ and SCS

18:40 Insights by Karina Candrian and Susanne Suter, followed by a small discussion

approx. 20:00: Networking apéro

LOCATION

Supercomputing Systems AG
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich

For tickets:

This event is open to ALL genders. Join us and be inspired!

Our thanks go to Supercomputing Systems for the great support!

11.12.2019: Christmas Afterwork Drinks 2019 with Women in Digital Health

Dear community,

Soon it’s Christmas time and we would like to continue our tradition of meeting you for an informal Christmas afterwork drink on the 11th December between 18.15 and 18.30 at The Singing Christmas Tree and «Wiehnachtsmärt» at Werdmühleplatz in Zurich (a short walk from Zurich main station).

On this occasion we look forward to raising our glasses to a successful past year and of course to the upcoming season with exciting events, lively discussions and new contacts.

We are meeting at the corner of Gidor Coiffeur, Werdmühleplatz 3 (behind Christmas tree).

Please make sure to arrive between 18:15 and 18:30. After that we will move and later on help us to mulled wine and ginger bread 🙂
Due to weather conditions we might change location to a more comfortable one. All genders are welcome.

The Singing Christmas Tree in Zurich

AGENDA

6:15-6:30 pm: Meet at the corner of Gidor Coiffeur, Wedmühleplatz 3 (behind the Christmas tree)

6:30 pm – late: Casual networking over mulled wine and ginger bread 🙂

LOCATION
The Singing Christmas Tree and <<Wiehnachtsmärt>> at Werdmühleplatz in Zurich.

Please write us in Meetup if you can’t find us right away. 🙂

Find out more about the Singing Christmas Tree:
https://www.singingchristmastree.ch/impressionen

06.11.2019: WiDH & iWiS present – “Digital Healthcare – Transforming Patient Care”

In partnership with the International Women in Science (iWiS), we are very excited to announce our joint event in Basel with guest speakers Christine K. Jacob, founder & managing director of Digi-Bridges, Silja Chouquet, founder & CEO of merakoi, and Dr. Helene Mountz, Global Marketing Director, PAH Market Development, Actelion – Johnson & Johnson with the topic “Digital Healthcare: Transforming Patient Care”.

WHAT IS THIS EVENT ABOUT AND WHY IS THIS RELEVANT

Big Data is reinventing how we address global healthcare challenges. Good quality healthcare data and lots of it can power groundbreaking medical innovation. Data informs strategic healthcare policies, and can potentially, when used in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence technology, minimize global health risks through improved prediction. Factors such as rampant bad data as well as public distrust in data privacy and digital healthcare solutions, continue to present significant challenges.

Christine Jacob, founder and managing director of Digi-Bridges will present: The Promise of Health Data: Is it really the new Oil? Research shows that clinicians express concerns related to issues such as data safety and security, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination, the flexibility to adjust what to track and how records and summaries are presented, and workflow integration. So what does this really mean and what can be done about it?

Silja Chouquet, founder and CEO of merakoi will share how we can build digital trust with the online community effectively and ethically by engaging with patient experts, so they can benefit from digital health solutions. What are the key touch-points in the patient journey where digital health solutions can add the ​most value?

Dr. Helene Mountz, Global Marketing Director, PAH Market Development, Actelion – Johnson & Johnson will share her experience of working with a group of key stakeholders in developing and launching such a digital project, with the aim to benefit both clinicians and patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension. Engaging clinicians to learn how to detect a rare disease, for the benefit of patients is the driver of the Echoright working team, and we will see how this initiative is positioned as the first step of a global mid- to long-term digital approach to medical education and is part of a global initiative, dedicated to further accelerating the diagnosis of this rare condition in populations at risk.

AGENDA

6:00-6:30pm: Registration

6:30 – 6:40 pm: iWiS introduction, Bejal Joshi Founder and CEO iWiS

6:40 – 7:00 pm: Christine Jacob, Founder and Managing Director of Digi-Bridges

7:00 – 7:20 pm: Helene Mounty, Global Marketing Director, PAH Market Development, Actelion

7:20 – 7:40 pm: Silja Chouquet, Founder and CEO of merakoi

7:40 – 8:00 pm: Panel Q&A/Discussion moderated by Jolanda Groenhuijzen, Co-Founder iWiS

8:00 – 8:15 pm: iWiS/WiDH power of collaboration

8:15 -9:30 pm: Special apéro

LOCATION

Der Teufelhof Basel
Leonhardsgraben 47-49
Basel

Join us at the event and be inspired!

11.9.2019: “Challenges of Women in Digital Health and Health IT – How to make an Impact”

Very excited to announce that our next event will be a “Women in Digital Health Session” on the topic Challenges of Women in Digital Health and Health IT – How to make an Impact at the HIMSS Europe ‘s Swiss eHealth Summit.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The interactive session (in English and German) will feature talks by female digital health experts from our community who are working in diverse roles within the digital healthcare space – including digital governance, business development, software development, health-tech accelerator, and clinical information systems.

AGENDA

13:00- 15:00 Uhr

LOCATION

Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Safia Agueni: Head of Digital Governance, Novartis
Emily Andreae: Head of Business Development Health, adesso AG
Susanne Suter: Software Development, Super Computing System
Tram Trinh: CEO, Vitalink Health-Teach Accelerator in Paris
Melisa Zoronjic: Senior-Clinic Information Systems Application Manager, Hirslanden-Spitalgruppe

TICKET INFORMATION

To book a ticket, please register here and choose the option “Workshops only 11.09.19”


Each ticket costs 20CHF, with limited seats available, including the apéro riche afterwards to network at the exclusive event location Hotel Schweizerhof (next to the main station in Bern). Should the workshop be fully-booked, you can request to be placed on a waiting list by writing to acsismazia@himss.org

27.6.2019: “mhealth solutions that work and how to transform from corporate pharma to digital health entrepreneur”

Very excited to announce that our next guest speaker will be Christine J. Jacob, founder of Digi-Bridges, with the topic “mhealth solutions that work & how to transform from corporate pharma to digital health entrepreneur”.

WHAT TO EXPECT

1st part: Christine K. Jacob will tell us how she transitioned from a life in corporate and pharma to becoming a successful entrepreneur in digital health

2nd part: Despite the existence of adequate technological infrastructure and clearer policies, there are situations where users, mainly physicians, resist mobile health (mHealth) solutions. This is of particular concern, bearing in mind that several studies, both in developed and developing countries, show that clinicians’ adoption is the most influential factor in such solutions’ success.

So what are the factors impacting mHealth acceptance and adoption? And how can we develop solutions that will stay relevant and useful to our target users? It’s a bit more complex than it seems.

Join the discussion with Christine K. Jacob, founder of Digi-Bridges, an agency that helps unleash the potential of using Digital Strategies in advancing healthcare. Christine is also a Health Tech researcher at ARU in Cambridge and teaches Digital Marketing and Communications at the University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland.

AGENDA

18:15 Door opening and registration

18:30 Short intro by „Women in Digital Health“

18:40 “mhealth solutions that work and how to transform from corporate pharma to digital health entrepreneur”
Talk by Christine K. Jacob, founder of Digi-Bridges

approx. 20:15: Networking apéro

LOCATION

University of Zurich, Career Services
Hirschengraben 60
8001 Zürich

ABOUT CHRISTINE K. JACOB

Bringing more than 17 years of experience in Fortune 500 organizations where she held leading global, regional and local roles mainly focusing on Digital, Christine founded Digi-Bridges to help unleash the potential of using Digital Strategies in advancing healthcare. Her aim is to help her customers to adopt creative and innovative user engagement strategies, successfully connecting with their key stakeholders to create relevant and sustainable digital health solutions. Besides consulting, she is a Health Tech researcher at ARU in Cambridge and teaches Digital Marketing and Communications at the University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland.

Join us at the event and be inspired!

This event is open to ALL genders. Join us and be inspired!